The Thistle & Shamrock Award-winning radio host Fiona Ritchie explores evolving music from Celtic roots in Europe and North America.
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The Thistle & Shamrock

Host Fiona Ritchie explores Celtic roots music on her weekly radio program

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Kick Back

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American country and bluegrass musician Tim O'Brien is featured on this week's show. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Heading South

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Time To Dance

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The Thistle & Shamrock: More New Releases And Debuts

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Nightnoise's song "The March Air" helps welcome spring on this week's episode. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Scent Of Spring

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This week's episode features new music from Cassie and Maggie MacDonald. Haley Anne MacPhee/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Releases And Debuts

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Nuala Kennedy And A.J. Roach

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Year Sounds

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Nollaig

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Alan Reid

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Dance Time

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